Peniwell/Penwell

John Peniwell

b.ca.1625 of Plymouth, England; parents ukn [NOTE: He may be the son of Walter and Mary Booth Penewell]
d.bef.1675

CHILDREN included:

  1. John Peniwell b.abt.1647

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John Peniwell

b.ca.1645; s/o John Peniwell
m.1673 Sarah Puddington
b.1641; d/o George and Mary (Pooke) Puddington

CHILDREN included:

  1. Alice Peniwell m.Jan. 18, 1699 Nathaniel Freeman

John came from Plymouth, England to the Isle of Shoals off NH about 1665 as a mariner on the ship George.

FROM History of York by Banks: Page 265 JOHN PENWELL He came from Plymouth, England to the the Isle of Shoals about 1665 as a mariner in command of the ketch George and Samuel of Piscataqua. he brought his wife and son with him and died "some years" before 1675 aged about fifty-five years (NH Deeds ii, II2b,'iii 113b), leaving a widow and a son, John. This son, born about 1647, removed to York about 1670 where he resided until his death. He was an appraiser 1671, had a land grant in 1674 near the Wells boundary at the waterside (T.R. i, 48); grand juror 1673; witness 1691; and was dead before Feb. 1695/6 (Deeds iv, 114). He was called a mariner and an attorney in the court records and lived on a small plot of land on the "County Road" on the George Puddington home lot. he married Sarah, daughter of George and Mary (Pooke) Puddington, before 1673, and by her had a daughter Alice who married Nathaniel Freeman (q.v.). He was thus a step-son of Major John Davis. His estate was not settled until 1704, when his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Puddington Davis, was granted letters of administration, as his widow Sarah was non compos mentis.

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